REID, the Emmy-nominated actor, director and producer,
has been a mainstay in the entertainment industry for the last three
decades. He starred as "Venus Flytrap," on the popular CBS television
series "WKRP in
Cincinnati" from 1978 - 1982. Twice he has been nominated
for the NAACP Image Award for "Best Actor in a Comedy" for his popular
characters. Reid has had many starring roles over the years in several
television series, including "The
Richard Pryor Show," "Simon
& Simon," "Frank's
"Save Our Streets,"
and the hit WB series "Sister,
Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Reid
graduated from Norfolk State University in 1968 with a B.S. in Business/Marketing
and launched his career as a marketing representative for DuPont.
However, he soon set his sights on the world of Showbiz and set
off on a national road tour with comedian Tom Dreesen. After an
international tour with Della Reese, he settled in Hollywood and
began his television career.
Reid has written for several of
the shows that he acted in, including "WKRP in Cincinnati," "Simon
& Simon," "Frank's Place" and "Snoops," in which he co-starred
with his wife, Daphne Maxwell Reid. Reid has also produced several
of his popular television series such as "Frank's Place," "Snoops"
and "The Tim & Daphne Show," in which the Reids co-starred and
co-created. He received producing nods as a nominee for the Cable
Ace Awards and the Producer's Guild Awards for the Family Channel/BET
movie "Race to Freedom:
The Underground Railroad."
In 1988, he received two Emmy nominations
for "Best Actor in a Comedy" and for "Best Producer of a Comedy
Series" when he starred in CBS' "Frank's Place" with his wife Daphne.
He also received both the NAACP Image Award and the Viewers for
Quality Television Award for "Best Actor in a Comedy."
Reid founded Tim Reid Productions,
Inc. in 1989, and through its association with Procter & Gamble,
executive produced the critically acclaimed 1998 CBS movie "About
Sarah," starring Mary Steenburgen, Kellie Martin, and Diane
Baker for which he received a Christopher Award. In 1990, he co-founded
United Image Entertainment through which he produced four independent
films. For his critically acclaimed feature film, "Once
Upon a Time
When We Were Colored," he received producing
recognition as "Best in Show" by the Houston International Film
Festival and he also won the "Directorial Award" from the Ft. Lauderdale
International Film Festival.
In 1997, Reid took a giant step
and brought together investors to build his own film studio. As
Founder and President of New Millennium Studios in Petersburg, Virginia,
Reid is setting the stage toward becoming a major player in the
business of movie making for the new millennium.
Reid's most recent film project
is NMS's first feature production, "Asunder,"
starring Blair Underwood, Debbi Morgan and Michael Beach, which
Reid directed, produced and distributed through New Millennium Releasing.
He created and produced the critically acclaimed Showtime series
was shot at New Millennium Studios and Paramount Studios. In 1999,
he was given the "Oscar Micheaux Award" by the Producers
Guild of America for outstanding lifetime achievement.
Through the years, Reid has
felt a deep responsibility to give back to the community and as
a result of his tireless efforts and generosity, has been honored
by many organizations. In 1991 he was inducted into the National
Black College Alumni Hall of Fame. In 1996, he received a Doctor
of Humane Letters from Norfolk State University. In 1998 he was
named "Virginian of the Year" by the Virginia Press Association
and received a Doctor of Humane Letters from Virginia State University.
In 2000, he received a Doctor of Humane Letters from Central State
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